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Two Engines, Four Superchargers and 1200 Horsepower – the Double-Trouble Model T

Submitted by on September 21, 2015


The Ford Model T is generally regarded as an important motorcar. Put into production in 1908, it was the first truly attainable motor car. They’re lovely old things.

Double-Trouble is something very, very different, and I don’t think I would use the word ‘lovely’ to describe it. I’d start with 1200 horsepower from two twin-supercharged V8s up front and go from there!

Built by New Zealander Gordon Tronson, Double-Trouble defies all engineering logic that says it just shouldn’t work.

The car’s based on a 1927 Ford Model T. And it gets its go – lots and lots of go – from two 4.6-litre Ford modular V8s, which receive a little oxygen boost thanks to four superchargers.

This means that it can put out 1200 horsepower through to the ground, presumably influencing the Earth’s rotation, alongside its geography thanks to a noise that would shake mountains.

/BIG MUSCLE’s Mike Musto takes it for a drive in this video, and we hear from Gordon Tronson about how the car was engineered and what inspired him. You don’t want to miss this one.

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